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Lookup any occupation title from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
(Fourth Edition 1991, amended 1998)

Seventeen Search / Look Up Methods

Each search method generates a different set of occupations.

SkillTRAN encourages professional and advanced users to explore these various methods to become familiar with the different ways of conceptualizing the world of work, and then be able to quickly identify specific related occupations from nearly any career perspective. Search using these categories for career exploration and transition planning, career ladders, and on-the-job training ideas. It can also be very helpful for picking a college major or training program before education begins, transition from school-to-work, even transition from military to civilian occupations.

As you gain familiarity with the different categories, you will learn to listen to your clients differently and know where to search!

JOB BROWSER Pro enables easy search and look up by:

  • Full or partial, military or civilian job title
  • Keyword in the DOT job description
  • DOT Code - Dictionary of Occupational Titles
  • Interest - By Occupational Outlook Handbook occupational clusters and now by Holland (R-I-A-S-E-C) - Works well with the Strong-Campbell, Self-Directed Search (SDS), and other interest inventories using R-I-A-S-E-C codes.
  • Top Jobs - By the fastest growing occupations, by educational level needed and by wages
  • Industry - By Department of Labor's "Industry Designation" - 140 categories
  • Education - By College or Tech-Prep major/program
  • GOE Code (Interest clusters) - Guide for Occupational Exploration ... Use for Interests & Career Ladders
  • Data-People-Things (DPT) Worker Functions ... Use for Interest & Career Exploration
  • SOC 2000 / O*NET Code - Standard Occupational Classification, U.S. version
  • MPSMS Code - Materials, Products, Subject Matter, &/or Services Category ... Use for Career Ladders
  • WORK Field ... Use for Career Ladders & Transferable Skills Ideas
  • CENSUS 2000 classification
  • Occupational Group Arrangement (OGA - the first 3 digits of the DOT code)
  • OES (Old OES categories) - Occupational Employment Survey ... Use for Career Ladders & Transferable Skills Ideas
  • Unskilled Occupations (all DOT occupations with SVP < 3)
  • Canadian NOC - National Occupational Classification 2001...Use for Career Ladders & Transferable Skills Ideas

Any list of matching titles can be further filtered to show only the Light and Sedentary occupations among them. Titles are shown grouped first by DOT industry, then by Strength level, then alphabetically by title. Click a column heading to re-sort by that column, By DOT Code, Title, Industry, Strength, SVP, GED, or O*NET groups.

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